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OUE REIT listing predicted to raise minimum of $600m


What could the disadvantages be?

According to OSK DMG, Overseas Union Enterprise (OUE) filed its REIT prospectus yesterday, coming on the back of the SPH-REIT filing on 9-July-13. 

The OUE REIT listing is expected to raise at least $600mil with OUE retaining 47.9% of the issue, 18.9% for Cornerstone, 29.3% for institutional investors and 3.9% offering to retail.

Here's more from OSK DMG:

The single asset REIT comprised of the Mandarin Orchard hotel (1,051 rooms) and the retail Mandarin Gallery mall (NLA 125k sqft), both of which sits on leasehold land with 43years left. At the offer price of $0.88 - $0.9, the implied FY14E net distribution yield of 7.3% - 7.5% seems relatively attractive (vs SPH REIT 5.8%-6%, CDL-HT 7% and FE-HT 6.1%) while its gearing of 33% allows sufficient capacity for future acquisitions.

However, the high initial yield offer may suggest a higher hurdle for future yield accretive acquisitions, while the short lease duration may compress time frame for acquisitions. 

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